Homecoming dates are all about the proposal. You want yours to stand out. Since you already have your theme, you are at the halfway point. After all, half the battle of designing a homecoming proposal is knowing who you want to ask and then what THEME you are going to use.
Lacrosse is a very interactive, physical sport making it rich in word plays. With so many different word options you can easily create the perfect DIY lacrosse homecoming proposal sign. You can also use this same idea for PROM.
I’d suggest pinning this page because you will easily be able to find the things you need again after reading. Let’s craft a DIY Lacrosse Homecoming Proposal sign, it’s fast, inexpensive and definitely punny!
DIY Lacrosse Homecoming Proposal Sign
There is a lot to a HOCO proposal, and if you need a little more homecoming inspiration make sure to read my other article on Fun and Creative Homecoming Proposal Ideas. You will find different themes to help you create signs too!
Now that you have zoned in on who you want to ask, and you have planned out the time to ask, you need to make the sign! Ready?
The LAX HOCO Ask Sign – Materials
A trip to the dollar tree and five below, or order the products online makes any Homecoming proposal signs easy to create. For this particular sign, you will be in need of thicker poster board, the kind with some foam through it?
I found some at the Dollar Tree, so very inexpensive. Additionally, I used a printer, rather than writing on the poster board to make it all more uniform and ‘pro’ looking. Call it the competitive edge in your sign handling!
Also, don’t forget to have some kind of shiny material on it, so that it stands out later when the person you asked looks at it again when they are not in front of everyone. Let your sign stand out!
More Than Scribbled Words – DIY Lacrosse Homecoming Proposal Sign
Consider the terms and phrases used in LAX. Now that you have a list of words that are ‘punny’ think of how to incorporate them into sentences to ask your date to HOCO. Here are a few HOCO phrases you might consider or change up to fit your sign. Use this as a springboard and get more creative.
If you can’t find the right LACROSSE word or need a definition to try looking up Lacrosse Terms and that should help you a lot with plays on words.
I’ll reLAX if you say YES to going to HOCO with me.
I have the BALLS to ask you to homecoming. Will you go with me so we can reLAX together?
My GOAL is to go with you to HOCO so we can reLAX.
Can I SCORE a date with you to HOCO?
Will you ASSIST me to Homecoming?
I’d like to have the WALK OF A WINNER and reLAX with you at HOCO?
Where Niko Travels came up with so many different options for phrases, but then he came up with one, he liked the best and it is what he used to create the sign.
The thought LACROSSED my mind to ask you to go to HOCO with me. Will you go with me? – Make this DIY Proposal SIGN for HOCO
Materials Needed For A DIY Lacrosse Homecoming Proposal Sign
A large piece of Foam Poster Board (white or if you have a school color that is black or navy, I am sure you can find that as well). You can not use a simple piece of traditional poster board because it is too flimsy to support the lacrosse stick you will be attaching.
Make sure the board you have is either a sign replacement poster board which is thicker or has foam between it. (Dollar stores have this poster board it is not hard to find.)
A Good Glue Stick. We found that the typical glue stick was not adhesive enough for this particular poster board. We used UHU Stick glue. This glue stick worked very well and set fast without incident.
Mardi Gras beads are your school colors. You will only need a couple of these or you could use a glue gun and frame the entire poster board with them. So you need to decide how many. For this project, only 2 were used.
Printer and printer paper. You won’t be writing this sign, instead, you will use the school colors and produce it online then print and cut. This leads me to the next item you will need which is Scissors.
One Lacrosse stick. Make sure to check your local Five Below and all the different dollar stores. You are sure to find on there and most likely under $5.
Zip Ties. These are going to be used to make sure that the lacrosse stick stays fastened to the poster board. While the lacrosse stick you are using is not real, or field legal, it is a token.
The stick still has more weight on it than a typical piece of poster board, which is why to opt for the thicker poster board with foam between.
Packaging Tape. The tape is going to be used to fasten the beads on the handle of the lacrosse stick on one side, so make certain you have packaging tape and not just transparent gift tape.
DIY – What To Do
FONT and COLOR
First, figure out what phrase you are going to use. Once committed to that phrase, go to any photo editor online, PowerPoint allows you to easily manipulate letters and words, or collage maker. Just make sure whatever you find is a free tool there are a lot of them to choose from.
Use the settings to 11″ x 8″ (for landscape, not portrait). Make certain you first choice inches then load the numbers.
FONT for the NAME – Get The Look
Once in there create the words. To give you an idea of letter size and font, to create the name AMELIA, we used Font ‘Sometime Later’ at 229. Then I set it diagonal across the screen to make sure it could be the biggest possible. Of course, you want to do the same because your date needs to see the sign is Personalized.
If you choose a different font, please note the size on the screen will need to be adjusted and you know how to change the font size so go for it.
Next, make sure to adjust the colors to fit your school colors. After all, HOCO is about your school, so use the right colors. It’s fast and easy on any of these online photos and word editors. Just highlight the letters and change them one by one or change the entire word.
Save that image to your computer, because you will be pulling it up on WORD or GOOGLE DOCS to print it.
The Rest Of The Font
FONT for the Rest of the wording includes ‘The Thought’ sized at 125 using UKIJ Qolyazmaz TUZ at 125 and LACROSSED at a 350. Using 3 separate pieces of paper to break the word down and stretch it out over all the paper framing of 11 x 8 (landscape).
Next, Adigiana Toybox in a 48. I wanted HOCO to stand out, therefore I used Quintessential at a Font point of 250. ‘Will you go with me’ was the finale on the poster board and therefore, needed to end light and bubbly. Using UKIJ Qolyazmaz TUZ at a point size of 88 allowed the font to match the initial font and create a light ending in point texture.
Once you have it all saved to a file, then go to Google Docs, and insert the image. Stretch it across each piece of paper and print. It is that easy!
Poster Board Set Up
After all the papers were printed, I cut each and placed it along the left-hand side of the board. However. I made certain to start with the focal point, the word ‘LACROSSE’ as it spread diagonally from left to right.
Next after fitting the wording on, I placed the lacrosse stick on. Rather than starting with gluing the words, I affixed the Lacrosse stick first. I used a turkey fork to achieve perfect holes. Then I used zip ties to tighten it on the board.
Last, open the Mardi Gras beads up. Then weave the beads through the netting (1 set) and the other around the handle. As you do this make sure to use the tape so that everything stays in position.
Now the rest is up to you. All you gotta do is figure out who you are taking, what they like and where they will be. The rest is all simple creativity and the perfect ask. Whether you give roses, baseball bats, flowers, candy, or a sign, it’s all a HOCO Proposal to remember! Don’t forget to social it up with #HOCOProposal on IG.
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